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Pittsburgh is rich in arts and culture, due to an incredible pool of talent and a foundation community that generously supports the arts. On any given day, you'll find much to do, from visiting world-class museums to live performances, concerts and gallery shows. Support the arts! Find at least one new thing to do every month. You'll be better off, and so will Pittsburgh.

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The nearly two ton chandelier in the Benedum Center's auditorium is lowered for it's annual cleaning.

The art of preservation: What it takes to maintain the Cultural District's historic theaters

From cleaning a 4,700-pound chandelier to finding the perfect match for decades-old upholstery, keeping the historic theaters of the Cultural District in good condition is a delicately choreographed dance.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Girls Rock! Pittsburgh benefit concert

Support the local chapter of the rock and roll school aimed at empowering young women to use their creative voices. The Girls Rock! Pittsburgh benefit concert is Saturday at Assemble on Penn Avenue.

Matthew Buccholz displays his inventory at his home in Friendship.

Alternate Histories: Q&A with pop artist Matthew Buchholz

A love of sci-fi kitsch led Brooklynite-turned-Pittsburgher Matthew Buchholz to populate historic, public domain images with space creatures and UFO for a line of cards and posters. Now, he's gotten his hands on some old film scripts that he's turned into pocket-sized editions with the help of Kickstarter.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Pittsburgh Comedy Festival

The 'Burgh is beginning to make its own contributions to the national comedy scene and this weekend's Pittsburgh Comedy Festival is ready to showcase the funny people of Steel City.

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Small scale, big deal: UIX invites urban innovators to exchange ideas in Detroit

Cities are reinventing themselves in creative new ways. Can small-scale projects have big impact? Join the Urban Innovation Exchange this Sept. 24-26 in Detroit to explore creative projects driving neighborhood transformation and trade ideas for the future.
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